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Old 01-02-2005, 08:57 PM
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Slinger, the other issue with the cast other than the somewhat annoying line twist is the semi-conscious unweighting of the casters left foot which leads to a bending at the knee on the strip retrieve when an Albie strikes. If the angler, upon clearing line to the Albie happens to step on a small rock with the left foot, his body weight tends to shift causing a temporary submergence of the angler in the salt. Usually, after some time with the anglerís left side in the water, the buoyancy provided by the stripping basket will counter this effect and help the angler recover to the upright position just prior to his waders filling to land the Albie.
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